The new exhibition in the Archaeological Museum Hamburg

hot stuff – Archaeology of Everyday Life


31 October 2019 – 26 April 2020 16 August 2020 (extended!)


The Archaeological Museum Hamburg will be showing the new special exhibition “hot stuff – Archaeology of Everyday Life” from 31 October. Who does not remember “the good old days”, when the Walkman, the ghettoblaster or the iPod were style-defining for a whole generation? In particular, technical devices were an expression of lifestyle and a clear dissociation of the older generations. But even the overhead projector, the fax machine or the floppy disk as a storage medium were technical innovations that have changed the world. Today, these things have vanished from everyday life, the ever-accelerating technological progress makes these objects seem like relics from the “Stone Age”. In the exhibition, visitors will encounter this “hot stuff” again, things that were not too long ago “must-haves” and today are admired by children and young people in disbelief: You had no Internet, no Wikipedia, no cell phones? From today’s perspective unimaginable and yet not long ago. Together, parents, grandparents and children can go on an emotional journey of discovery, understand the technological progress and connect it with their own experiences.


As part of the special exhibition, the Archaeological Museum Hamburg presents a diverse event program: during guided tours through the exhibition, but also at movie nights, workshops and lectures, visitors learn a great deal about the things that only a few decades ago were part of everyday life.



hot stuff_Neon-Schriftzug


360° tour through the exhibition

Credit: Niels Kreller |


Photos of the exhibition



Special Exhibition

Museumsplatz 2
21073 Hamburg


31.10.2019 bis 26.04.2020


6 Euro, reduced 4 Euro
free admission up to the age of 17



10:00 - 17:00 Uhr


10:00 - 17:00 Uhr


10:00 - 17:00 Uhr


10:00 - 17:00 Uhr


10:00 - 17:00 Uhr


10:00 - 17:00 Uhr